Six Successful Famous Female Celebrity EntrepeneursSome famous female celebrities are not only pretty and talented in their profession, but also real business women.
Female Celebrities Running Successful Businesses
Jessica Alba: The Honest CompanyFounded in: 2011 Founders: Jessica Alba (Co-Founder), Brian Lee (CEO), Sean Kane (COO), Chritopher Gavigan (CPO) Products: eco-friendly baby and childrens products, diapers, soaps, bath and body care, sun care, Honest Beauty products Revenue: 150 million USD (2015) Employees: 275 (November 2014)
More info: Jessica Alba founded The Honest Company in 2011 when she was pregnant with her second child Haven and is nowadays considered as one of the most successful celebrity entrepeneurs worldwide. In several interviews, the actress, mother and business woman explained the idea behind the company: during her first pregnancy with daugther Honor, she got an allergic reaction from a detergent her mother recommended to use for washing baby clothes. Jessica Alba was asking herself, what this detergent could possibly do to her baby if she as an adult was already reacting on it. In early 2016, The Honest Company valued 1,7 billion USD.
Gwyneth Paltrow: GoopFounded in: 2008 Founders: Gwyneth Paltrow Products: weekly newsletter, lifestyle website/blog, Goop skin care line, Goop online shop Revenue: Paltrow in an interview in 2015:
We make money. It surprises me when we look at the balance sheet. Our revenue is good. We don’t lose money.Employees: 60 (August 2016)
More info: Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop website started as a normal lifestyle blog with a weekly newsletter in 2008. In 2016, it was rumoured that the actress left her lifestyle brand, which turned out to be fake. Goop is especially famous for healthy recipes and made Paltrow to one of the most famous celebrity entrepeneurs worldwide.
Kim Kardashian: Kim Kardashian Hollywood AppFounded in: 2014 Founders: Kim Kardashian, Niccolo De Masi (CEO of Glu Mobile studio) Products: mobile game app Revenue: 60 million USD (March 2016)
More info: Reality tv star Kim Kardashian launched her app in 2014. Even before she joined, the game "Hollywood" was very successful, but not a quarter as good as after Kim gave her face and fame. Some sources even say that around 40 % of her income in 2015 came from the Kim Kardashian Hollwood app.
Drew Barrymore: Flower BeautyFounded in: 2013 Founders: Drew Barrymore Products: make-up products, make-up brushes, bags, fragrances
More info: Drew Barrymore launched her make up brand Flower Beauty in 2013. The products are available at Walmart for a very affordable price. In 2016, the actress made public, that she is also planning to expand into clothing and wants to launch Flower Beauty in China, Australia as well as in UK.
Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham FashionFounded in: 2008 Founders: Victoria Beckham Products: fashion/designer clothes, accessories, eyewear Revue: 45 million USD (2014)
More info: Ex Spice Girl bandmember, wife of former soccer player David Beckham and fashion icon Victoria Beckham launched her own clothing brand in 2008. Even though, she received a lot of critic for her own style in the past, the Victoria Beckham fashion brand is nowadays pretty much established.
Nicole Richie: House of Harlow 1960Founded in: 2008 Founders: Nicole Richie Products: jewelry, sunglasses, accessories
More info: Lionel Richies stepdaugther Nicole Richie launched her own jewelry line House of Harlow 1960 in 2008. She named it after her daugther Harlow. The prices of the jewelry are in the range of 50 to 150 million USD. In 2010, the it-girl was Glamour magazines "Entrepreneur of the Year".